R259. How Literary Magazines Cultivate Meaningful Inclusivity

B116, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Thursday, March 28, 2019
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


So you’re looking to publish a more diverse array of voices. Is your branding conveying unintentional biases? How do you broadcast a meaningful message of inclusivity? Our panel, comprised of editors of color from a variety of literary organizations, will describe how to build an infrastructure of inclusivity that considers staffing, mentorship opportunities, and editorial choices as well as other inward- and outward-facing strategies that will actively support and attract writers of color.



Jenn Scheck-Kahn founded Journal of the Month, a service that mails a different literary magazine on a regular basis. Her prose has placed contests hosted by the Atlantic and Glimmer Train, and appeared in a number of literary journals. She earned her MFA in fiction from Bennington College.

Andrew Jimenez is a writer, editor, and literary journal publishing consultant. Former Circulation and Marketing director at The Paris Review, he is now Publishing Director at F(r)iction.

Joyce Chen is a cofounder of The Seventh Wave, a nonprofit arts and literary organization that tackles the most pressing social issues of our time through editorial work, community engagement, and education in classrooms. She has been published in Rolling Stone, People, Paste, LitHub, Narratively, and more.

Geeta Kothari is the nonfiction editor at The Kenyon Review. Her writing has appeared in various anthologies and journals, including Best American Essays. Her book, I Brake for Moose and Other Stories, was published last year. She teaches at the University of Pittsburgh.

Rosalyn Spencer.

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